Life Itself (2018)

Life Itself (2018)

Life Itself (2018)

Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina) and Olivia Wilde (Her) lead a multi-generational love story spanning both decades and continents.

2018Rating: R13, Graphic suicide, offensive language & sexual references116 minsUSA
DramaRomance

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Life Itself (2018) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

It is sentimental and sprawling, which are not necessarily bad things, but also manipulative and contrived, which very much are.

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Time Out

Time Out

Overall, his movie feels like an entire season of This Is Us compressed into two frustratingly uneven hours of tearjerking and grief porn.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Isn't it amazing how human destinies intertwine? This movie seems intent on persuading you that the answer is "no."

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The Guardian

The Guardian

You rarely get the sense of Fogelman's characters being complex figures with internal lives - instead they're merely there to smile weakly through whatever trauma their sadistic creator puts them through.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Barely a moment seems to pass without a birth, a death, a betrayal, a starling revelation or a life-changing bombshell.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The worst thing about Life Itself is not that it is emotionally sadistic. It's just how much it wants to be emotionally sadistic, while missing the mark by a mile.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's both schematic and self-important.

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